Self-care is so important for women! Think of it like the oxygen mask on the airplane – you have to take care of yourself first before you can be capable of helping others. Self care for me looks like a spa day every two weeks – hair, manicure, pedicure & eyebrows. There is very little that can come close to the feeling of having a fresh hairstyle and cute nails/toenails. Plus, since I have locs, it takes forever for my hair to dry, so while I sit under the dryer I get lost in a good book. Right now I’m reading “Eat, Pray, Love.” The way that I ensure that I keep my appointment is by actually scheduling the time in my calendar and it works!
Also, in one week I’ve graduated from 2 minutes of hula hooping to 20 minutes! Eventually I’d like to work up to 45 minutes per day (half in the am & the other half in the pm). It’s an exercise routine that’s fast and it feels so sexy! My favorite “hooping tunes” are:
1. “Candy” by Cameo
2. “Give It To Me Baby” by Rick James
3. “Just a Touch Of Love” by Slave
I sing along and it’s almost like dancing, plus the hoop doesn’t hurt like it did when I first started.
This is my last weekend before work! My teacher’s summer vacay is over!!! On Monday I’m going to do a post about transitioning back to work/organization. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!